Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nancy Killefer Is Third Tax-Avoider in Obama Camp In Hot Water

What is it with Democrats? Geithner and Daschle are apparently not enough. There is breaking news of another person in the Obama camp who is in hot water due to tax issues.

Turns out this time it is Nancy Killefer, who failed for a year and a half to pay employment taxes on household help, has withdrawn her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government, the White House said Tuesday.

When her selection was announced by Obama on Jan. 7, The Associated Press disclosed that in 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.

We expect to hear the Obama soundbite endorsing his unending support for all tax dodgers foreign and domestic any minute.

In the meantime, this just out from Politico: apparently Daschle was pushing for his backer Hindery, who "got him in the whole tax mess" to become Secretary of Commerce or U.S. Trade representative in the Obama administration... The Obama administration has not been in cabinet for even 2 weeks and it is already a full blown tragicomedy.
Btw, who is Obama's candidate for head of the IRS?
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Anonymous said...

" his backer Hindery, who got him in the whole tax mess," WTF? Tommy caused his own tax mess, why on earth do you shill for him?

Tyler Durden said...

good point. meant to bracket that statement. will correct immediately.

Anonymous said...

"What is it with Democrats?"

You Mean like Sarah Palin? At least Daschle and Geithner actually paid their back taxes.

Anonymous said...

To Broken - Geithner only corrected two of the four years where he neglected his employment tax.

Anonymous said...

Geithner payed up the other two years plus penalties in November.

Palin still owes taxes on the per diem she payed herself for working at home plus other government supplied perks like free transport for her family.

Maybe it's only a sin if Dems don't pay all their taxes.

Anonymous said...

To Broken:

Geithner lied. It was not an honest mistake. He only paid up when he became a contender for the Treasury post (even though he knew he had underpaid the taxes earlier). Only when he became a candidate for the cabinet, did he decide to pay the thousands of dollars in taxes and interest (but no penalties) that he owed.

Killefer fell on her sword over a tax issue that was resolved years ago. On a $298 tax bill, she paid $49 in interest and $600 in penalties. In this respect, she's not even in the same league as Geithner.

It's a shame. She withdrew over a tax matter that was small (less than $1000) and resolved long ago, but we are stuck with a first class tax cheat in charge of the Treasury Department. If Geithner pays the standard penalties that the IRS would charge the average American tax payer for the same "mistake," I'll start to trust him. Until then, I think he should follow Killefer's example.

Anonymous said...

So, if the IRS went through all your tax returns for the last 9 years, are you sure they would find no mistakes?

Would you be a liar if they did?